I received this book for free from BTSe Magazine in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Mangled Spoon by Joan Mauch
Published by Whiskey Creek Press LLC on April 1st 2014
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Source: BTSe Magazine
I was so into this storyline and then a few odd things started happening.
First, the relationship between the main character and his wife. There is so much going on here that I just do not understand. I get being a woman I can be mad and then turn on a dime but there is usually an explanation, which I then explain to my husband (if he doesn’t already know). This however seemed really weird.
Markus is dealing with a LOT of stress and his wife doesn’t support him in most of the book. And then she calls his patients names which totally threw me off. He’s a psychiatrist and they have a 15 year old son, it’s not like he just started talking with patients. Instead of trying to talk to him she really pushes and pushes him and at a time when he is really trying to help a girl that is helpless. Nearly every part with her pissed me off.
Then there are the doctors and priests that surround a nun’s death. If just ONE person would have been helpful then maybe Markus wouldn’t be a crazy ass. NONE of them acted like they were a part of a church, much less a loving, kind, growing church…. ARGH!
Then we have Markus himself. Ok, the fact alone that he wasn’t getting the answers he wanted doesn’t totally lead me to believe that he would push so hard for one patient. It’s ridiculous. He’s losing his family, his job, he’s threatened more than once; it doesn’t add up. Actually, at the threatening part I probably would push forward just because I would be curious because what is so important about a nun’s death that people are trying to hide. And that’s exactly it! The plot was just so weird at times …
Full review at BTS emagazine!